Iron 29: The Eulogy

Project Start: September 23, 2017

Project Completion Goal: December 1, 2017

Description: Engage Master Mortician, Chelsea Tolman to teach a class about writing a proper Eulogy. Then have the participants choose a living person, and then write and deliver the Eulogy to them.

October 5, 2017: Maybe it is something in the water

The Halloween season is upon us, and death is on the menu. A Halloween costume might have been the most logical Iron for us to add to our 50 this year, but we thought we would dig a little deeper into our creative soil and find what might grow. Then it came to us, why not write about death? It just so happened that we are good friends with a veteran funeral director, Chelsea Tolman, who also runs a blog under the alias: mbalmergirl. We reached out to Chelsea to see if she would be interested in teaching a writing class about an important speech that affects everyone at some point: The Eulogy. For a twist, rather than give a eulogy to someone dead, all of the participants must write about someone living...and then deliver their message!